Air Hockey Robotic Arm will Beat You Silly


Air Hockey is a popular game both at arcades and bars. From kids to adults, this game receives a lot of attention: as a killer of time, competitive platform and, of course, a fun game. This new robotic arm addition allows you to check your skills against a really worthy rival. But beware, it could beat you really bad.

Developed by NuVation, this robotic arm does not make mistakes. As you attempt to send a puck flying towards the goal in an angle, the robot will foresee it, blocking it in a timely fashion. Go straight on and your rival will not even flinch.

This version may be challenging and fun but won’t provide you actual Glory Days at the Air Hockey arena. You could choose an alternative and play the Virtual Air Hockey version instead, but this one doesn’t have a physical puck, just a virtual one.

Via: Crunchgear

7 thoughts on “Air Hockey Robotic Arm will Beat You Silly

  1. Steve.

    It has a real puck they put reflective tape on the top of it. The virtual puck in the article is talking about the link to a flash game.

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  3. Nash.

    At our rollerskating rink I play Air hockey. I have beaten 2 adults, an employee and a parent. I have a 23-0 record. I am not kidding. Really. If I can do that then I can beat that robot SILLY!

  4. Joel.

    “[T]his one doesn’t have a physical puck, just a virtual one.” It wouldn’t be that hard at all for a computer to foresee any puck movement if the physics that govern the movement of the puck are connected to the physics that move the arm. The split second you’d hit it, it would already know where it was going, how fast, and the best spot for it to hit it back to catch you off guard. Give it a real puck, then we’ll see what it can do.

  5. Ken.

    Oh, come on. it will be hard or even impossible to beat him since this robot is using sensor to track the hockey.
    Except you can use kung fu and super fast movement to beat the sensor, you’ll be beaten in no time. :p


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